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of america. that's going to start this year. we're inspired by stories like this. [applause] starting this year, all the insurance plans will be required to offer free preventive care and starting this year, this may interest some of you here. if you are a young person who doesn't have insurance, or doesn't have a job that offers insurance, you're going to be able to stay on your parents' insurance policy until you're 26 years old, starting this year. [applause] starting this year. so -- now you're welcome. thanks, shellie and mike. they voted for it. [applause] this year, seniors who fall into the coverage gap known as the doughnut hole, they are going to receive $250 to help pay for prescriptions and that is just the first step. what we're going to be doing is over the next several years, closing that gap completely and i want seniors to know -- [applause] i want seniors to know despite some of the stuff that has been said out there, these reforms don't cut into your guaranteed benefits. they eliminate co-payments and deductables for preventive care like checkups and mammograms. you
, and the university of dallas. his books include, "the master list," self and society in modern america," religion returns to the public square," faith in public policy in america, "and figures in the carpet, finding a human person in the american past." he is a senior fellow at the ethics and public policy center. a senior scholar at the woodrow wilson center. and senior fellow of trinity form. let's welcome bill mcclay to address sources of renewal in the 21st century. [applause] >> thank you. i was just giving them my honest opinion. i think it was william blake that said, the road of all it leads to the palace of wisdom. i am committing as many follies as i can. since i am the last speaker, maybe i should let you in on what we all know about chuck. you may not know the rest of the story. you probably do not know he was born in a log cabin and raised by wolves. [laughter] the wildest part of western wyoming. went on to -- well... [laughter] ken will have to come back next year for the rest of the story. -- you will have to come back next year. it has been a rough time for conservatives, for man
america's -- americans have waited long enough for the energy security they have been promised for decades. it was in 1970 when president nixon first coined the term "energy independence" and president since then have promised to deliver on the goal. and yet today, america and america's families are still filling their cars with fuel from deserts' that are half a world away. our economies still rides at the highs and lows of the world oil prices and our children are asking, will we still be behind the same old energy policy of the past four years, or is now the time for change? president obama has made nuclear that we are not here to do what is easy. we're here to do what is right. to make the hard choices, to succeed where others have failed by finally cutting america's dependence on foreign oil, building a clean energy economy that is more secure and more prosperous, and protecting our children from the dangers of pollution. since president obama took office, we have made great progress toward this goal. we have made the largest investment in renewable energy in our history and we're fig
-span program since 1987. this c-span video library, cables latest gift to america. >> we will look at u.s. race relations with marks from martin luther king iii. he spoke at a symposium last month posted by the constitution center in philadelphia. this is one hour and 40 minutes. >> is my pleasure to open up the inauguration of what we intend will be an annual symposium on race. before we get started i want to thank the john f. foundation for generously underwriting tonight's program. two years ago then senator barack obama stood on this stage and delivered one of the most important speeches of that campaign election. some people would argue one of the most important speeches ever said in america. in that speech the original that he used is now in our core exhibition signed by barack obama. he challenged the american people to face the complexities of race in this country. to acknowledge the racial stalemate we have been stuck in four years. for many citizens, this resonated powerfully. the message that by working together we can move past racial wounds and continue on a path towards a more per
and the united states of america and that will start this year. [applause] we are inspired by stories like yours. [applause] starting this year, all new insurance plans will be required to offer free preventive care and starting this year, this may interest some of you, if you are a young person who does not have insurance or does not have a job that offers insurance, you are going to be able to stay on your parents' insurance policy until you are 26 years old. [applause] starting this year. [applause] >> thank you. >> you are welcome. [applause] >> this year, seniors will fall -- seniors who fall into the donut hole will receive $250 to help pay for prescriptions and that is just the first that because we will be closing that gap completely. [applause] >> i want seniors to know that despite some of the stuff that has been set out there, these reforms to not cut into your guaranteed benefits. they eliminate deductibles and co-payments for preventive care like checkups and mammograms. you will be getting those for free now. [applause] aarp supported this bill because it is good for seniors. it is
agree with, maybe military, freedom of speech. what is another strength that america has that no one else will think of? we thought, oh, the free market economy. people do not often think about that when they think about the great things about america. obviously, this is one of the great things about america. we decided to make that our topic. as it turned up, we to -- we were able to find a lot of small and large business owners that we were able to interview. >> what did you learn from your interviews? >> i learned a lot about what it takes to start a business. when we interviewed the business owners, we did not really focus on what kind of forms you have to fill out. it was more like, what you as a person has to go through to start a business. three of the people we interviewed told us that anyone can start a business as long as you have the appropriate amount of determination and drive off. -- and drive. about what one told us was the most true. he said, not everyone can start a business. it takes an incredible amount of determination and motivation. not everyone has that. >> you
prices will triple in america. that is that the action we want to take to rejuvenate our economy. what can we do to preserve jobs in the u.s. and in indiana? i believe you do it through tax cuts. we are losing jobs to mexico. we have the second highest corporate tax rate in the world. why don't we incentivize businesses to grow in our great state? let's not penalize them for sending jobs elsewhere. >> i agree with that. while trade agreements must be fair and must scrutinize them carefully, it is important as a nation that the u.s. be able to export to other countries. in the and that derives a great number of jobs from the export of goods. we have to be careful not to cut off our nose to spite our face. we need to provide the basis for jobs to be preserved in america. the incentives through lower regulations -- this administration is imposing taxes on small business, in opposing that on indiana is costing us all lot of money -- imposing that on indiana is costing us. >> benjamin franklin said no country was ever destroyed from free trade. what we have done with nafta has been one part
target list after the vote on obama care. stupak quit. we were saying we're going to take back america in november of 2010 and i think we may take back america before at the rate we are going. [applause] so that brings us here. we have to expand our target list. we have to get a few more on the list. as amy pointed out, it is a combination of worrying our friends and punishing our enemies. one thing that is so important to do, as someone who got their political career started and working for an old actor in california back in 1966 when he eventually became president in 1980 it wasn't just republicans that allowed us to get the tax cuts in and our success. their district or states are clearly conservative on the economic issues we have on the bus yet they can continue to defy the wishes of the voters. we have expanded our target lists from three to eight. we have added blanch lincoln in arkansas. barbara boxer is next on the list. the state assembly in california -- this is going to be a consistent leader on the fiscal issues, but he has been at a rally that we have ever had. he is supp
of the most important speeches ever said it in america. in that speech, the original that he used is now an hour core exhibition, signed by barack obama. he challenged the american people to face the complexity of race in this country. to make knowledge, as you heard, the racial stalemate we have been stuck with for years. for many citizens, his message resonated powerfully, the message that by working together, we could move past racial wounds and continue on a path toward a more perfect union. after president obama's election, at the notion of the post-racial election seemed to move inevitably toward the forefront of the national constant justness -- consciousness. people last, it isn't america post-racial? and there was a flurry of editorializing. these conversations have continued. the idea of the post-racial america have been proclaimed in many ways, a fallacy, a goal, an open question -- but one thing is clear. this historic election of our nation's first african-american president has not taken us, as he said, beyond racial divisions in a single election cycle. tonight we commemor
on america and the courts, in court on a hypothetical case on whether someone can be denied a vexing. -- a vaccine. america and the courts today at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c- span. c-span -- >> c-span, our public affairs content is available on television, radio and online and you can also connect with those on twitter, facebook, and youtube, and son of for schedule e-mails at c-span.org. >> president obama, a bill into law that makes changes to the recently passed health care bill and allows government to extend recommending to college students, eliminating the role of commercial banks. we begin with comments by jill biden, the wife of vice president joe biden. this is about 35 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the president of the united states, accompanied by a doctor jill -- accompanied by dr. jill biden. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. and thank you for being here today. i'm jill biden and i am honored to be a community college instructor. [applause] i have been a teacher for almost three decades and a community college instructor for almost 16 years. in f
in america and reduce our dependence on middle eastern oil. but that is not the policy we have. the president has the epa out there trying to bully the country. we are turning the other way and saying, c none saying dispositionap and trade energy -- we are turning the other way and saying, none of this past and trade energy tax -- cap and trade energy tax. the president followed that up with a $1.9 trillion increase in the national debt. increased the credit card of the country. we had already maxed out the credit card, but the president said that was not enough. he wanted to double down. he created a government takeover of health care. the bill grew and grew and grew. there were backroom deals analyzed a -- and lies. before they passed it, they had to have a reconciliation bill to fix the problems of the first bill before it was even signed into law. the health care czar has the authority to take your health care away from you even if you like it. what are we doing with all of these czars? get rid of them in. [applause] you have literally got a shot of government running around. you have c
and that -- america and the courts, the case on whether non-u.s. citizens can be denied a vaccine. today, 7:00 p.m. on c-span. >> flexible policies actually make employees more productive. instead of spending time worrying about what is happening at home, your employees have the support and the peace of mind that they desperately need to concentrate on their work. >> watch something on c-span that you'd like to share with friends? at a news c-span video library, you can search it, watch it, and share its. over one added 60,000 hours of video from yesterday or last year. -- 160,000 hours of video from yesterday or last year. >> up next, a former united nations ambassador john bolton on american sovereignty and the u.s. russia nuclear arms control agreement. this is just over an hour. >> we welcome those who are joining us on the web site and to ask that everybody in house check that cell phones have been turned off as a courtesy to our presenter. we will oppose the program within 24 hours on the heritage website for everyone's future reference and our internet viewers are always welcome to e- mai
disciplines. each operates a uniquely with basically only to other institutions in america -- the international institute of health in the national science foundation, where we allocate federal funds based on peer review. we believe -- we bring the best and brightest in various fields to assess projects or grants of one kind or another. so when you ask about goals one is to preserve the institution as it has come into being. it has developed a wonderful track record. beyond that, there are challenges of the time. i have made to initiatives that are not exactly goals, but there is a thin line between a goal and an initiative. one i call putting a greater emphasis on what it is that makes a people a people and what it is that makes people differentiated. we are a society that has a wondrous national culture but we are also a mosaic of subcultures. so understanding ourselves is very important. we are looking at a world in which there are huge numbers of cultures, some widely disparate. most of these large cultures have many subcultures. so one of the great questions is -- can
nonfiction narrative about america. you read halberstam you get a real slice of the country. >> killed out in california by a young man in a car, what, two years ago, three years? >> yes. a car just swiped him when he was getting picked up at the airport to go give a speech and a car ran him off the side and he was killed. >> you're best? >> i would say a wonderful new biography of commodore vanderbilt, which just won the pulitzer prize, i think deservedly, for best biography of the year by a young extraordinary author named t.j. stiles who i believe did a book on jesse james, which i have not read. but the vanderbilt book is a classic. it is -- you know what a great movie does or a great play does, which is for a while it ushers you into another world with complete credibility. in this case it's a perfect blend of biography. i mean vanderbilt is a fascinating larger than life deservedly controversial figure, but it also is a history -- it's not just a life and times. you understand the transportation revolution in this country first through steamboats and then through the railroads. you u
colonial times, immigrants from around the growth have traveled to america to seek their fortunes. from the industrial revolution to the great depression, the united states has had their share of ups and downs. whether she is experiencing a recession or an economic boom, america remains the land were opportunity is abundant. >> we really kind of stumbled into it. when i was in high school, my business partner was a junior. we were in a band and we wanted to make our own band shirts, but we did not want to pay anyone to do it. he bought some supplies and we'd made to our own frame, are less green at of just would that be cut. we stressed the mesh over it and did everything very primitive glee. -- primitive. we started printing for some other bands. we started doing some stuff with schools just for fun. we ask my dad for a mini loan and he gave it to us. >> i decided to open a gourmet pasta company because it has been in my family for three generations. we are third-generation. it has been in our family since 1926 someone to carry on the tradition. >> i found something for me to retire to
world that it is more dangerous to be america's friend than it is to be our enemy. and i fear very much that in the age of obama that's proving to be true. now, the president's approach to nuclear disarmament which he also unveiled this week confirms the naivity of his views about america's enemies. until this week, any enemy of our country that might be contemplating a chemical, biological or large scale conventional attack against us knew they might face the worst in return, a nuclear response. we have now surrendered that powerful deterent. the new strategy prevents america from building any more nuclear weapons or using our nuclear deterrents to defend our allies against a massive conventional attack. apparently the president believes that if america stops its weapons production program the iranians and the north koreans will follow suit. [laughter] and while the president works to limit america's freedom of action, the iranian mullas are making steady progress toward acquiring a nuclear weapon. the president likes to say he's doing everything possible to prevent that from happening
that trust then we will never be able to make the difficult decisions necessary to put america back on the right track. >> thank you. >> thank you for your graciousness tonight. you have been a tremendous host. thank you for the question. three of my colleagues in the past few days have worked very hard to earn the support of washington to win the nomination. i don't believe washington should choose this nominee, it should be hoosiers. i am a financial adviser. i am not a politician. i believe i have a grasp of the fiscal problem facing our nation. let me tell you, our nation is at a time of crisis. we stand at a crossroads. down one path is a socialistic state and the other is reagan's shining city on a hill. if you elect me i promise to lead the charge to reagan's shining city on a hill. ronald reagan said let us be sure that those who come after us will save us in their time that in our time we did everything that could be done. we finished the race. and we kept the faith. i hope you will vote for me on may 4. god bless indiana and god bless the united states. >> thank you for a
will support and defend the constitution and laws of the united states of america against all enemies foreign and domestic, that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that i will bear arms on behalf of the united states when required by law, that i will perform non-combat service in the armed forces of the united states when required by law, that i will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by law, that i take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, so help me god. congratulations, new citizens. [applause] . it takes a very special individual to serve and defend a nation that is not yet fully your own. that is what each of you are doing, and that his testimony to your strong sense of patriotism. our nation thanks you for your service. we owe the freedoms we enjoy to the sacrifices of men and women like you. since september 11, 2001, the united states citizenship and immigration services as naturalized over 58,000 members of our armed services. since last year we have offered non citizen enlistees the oppor
doing so would cause real conflict with america's foreign policy interests. i think more important for me than others because of my previous position. number two, whenever possible, we try to work with pepfor, and we have a very good relationship with them. i argued that he should allow those funds to buy the least expensive generic drug, and we reached an agreement which he honored, which is if the medicines that we sell in 70 countries that serve 2 million of those four million people greg treatment, that if they passed f.d.a. scrutiny, pepfore money could be used. my goal is not to go somewhere where my being there causes problem for american foreign policy, and working with the country on the ground as well as with the host government. if i might, senator, i think the work that bill and i do, and that many others do, is intrinsically good for america's foreign policy. look, it doesn't matter who is the president. you see now president obama being criticized by some of the people who criticized president bush who said he is not as different from president bush as i wanted him to
in america is about $50,000 a year. that means that under our present imprudent, status quo, do nothing path, the typical american household has a second or third mortgage equal to 10 times their household income, but no house to back that mortgage. this is our fiscal future under our do nothing path. the line represents revenues as a percentage of the economy. the bars represent spending. if the bar is above the line, which is in every time period, that is the deficit. the fastest-growing cost is interest on the federal debt. within 12 years, the single largest line item in the federal budget without an increase in interest rates will be interest on the federal debt. if interest on the federal debt increases by 200 basis points or 2%, then the only thing the federal government will be able to in 25 years is pay interest on the federal debt. that is how bad the numbers are. it is a simple four-letter word called math. this is what our debt as a percentage of the total economy has been in the past, and what it looks like in the future. this is not possible. we must demonstrate that we underst
who you are in order to be liked by others, and that is okay, too. it is just living in america. >> partly because i am a journalist. i am here to interpret and analyze and tell you what the facts are, not to tell you what i think you should do. there is plenty of that and you did not need me to do it. >> bowhead. >> i was just going to say it -- to go ahead. -- >> go-ah ahead. >> i was just going to say on almost every issue we are disproportionate -- disproportionately represented on almost every thing. the community has acted to bring others into the consciousness. i agree with dr. lomax. if these things that the president and congress are proposing are enacted, then it does, in fact, benefit to the entire community, but certainly it benefits the african-american community. >> i want to step in and throw a slightly different dimension into this conversation. just a few months ago, leading civil and laborites organizations, among them the naacp criticized national -- criticized prison of, for not putting an employment and joblessness at the top of the -- crescent -- criticized
as their opportunity for unchallenged social experimentation. as i meet with you, the grassroots of america, i had never seen the kind of anger growing right now. [applause] smart people who study this kind of thing tallis that anger -- tell us that anger is usually a mask for fear. why do the citizens of the greatest nation on earth have reason to be fearful? it is because we love our country. we love the first principles of liberty and opportunity. we love the american dream. we want it for ourselves and for our children. this is the promised land. this is the place that people have always come to buy land, by sea, by hook or by crook. when people living under tyrants are secretly planning their escape, this land is the preferred destination. [applause] why is that? is it because our soil grows better corn? is it something in the water? are we just nicer here? if you have spent any time in rush hour traffic, you know that is not necessarily the case. america is supposed to be the place that you come to so that the tentacles of big government no longer reach you. this is the place where as long a
to take that hill. [applause] secondly, to win back america, to win back the american congress for the american people, we needq)4 to campaign s conservatives. [applause] to face the enormous challenges ahead, we do not just need a majority of republicans on capitol hill, we need a conservative majority on capitol hill. [applause] we need men and women committed to fight for a strong defense, for limited government, and for traditional american values without apology and without acrimony. i am conservative, but i am not in a bad mood about it. -- we need to find happy warriors. men and women that will go into every neighborhood regardless of race and creed and color. our idea is no boundaries in america. jack kemp taught me that. [applause] lastly, we have to show the american people that we know what is at stake. we need to offer a compelling vision for a better america, grounded in the timeless principles of the declaration of independence. as well as the constitution of the united states of america. [applause] despite the political gains of the past year, america is changing
, versus focusing what is wrong with america. as long as that is the attitude that you cannot do anything to uplift this country without feeling like you are handing out, giving handouts to someone, and you are against obama no matter what, because you feel for someone -- is going to benefit from it. host: thanks for the call. i am going back to another opinion piece. dan ball says the tea partiers movement is a reaction against obama and the democrats' agenda. sarah palin may be trying to become the movement's most prominent voice, but the real motivating force is the president and his policies. we are asking whether you think the tea partiers will have an impact on the upcoming elections. we read about charlie crist and the impact on the florida senate race. a democrat from brooklyn, new york. good morning. caller: good morning. it has become a habit to wake up and hear the conversation focused on the tea partiers movement. either you have nothing else to talk about -- i don't know if fox cable networks as influence in your studio. host: let me stop you. this program is a reflection of
? and what should america's government's relationship be to that country? we don't give foreign assistance to other countries for direct budget support. now that makes a lot of sense. when you first hear it, it makes enormous sense because we want to achieve certain specific examples -- excuse me, objectives -- and we sure as heck don't want to fund infective government. . experience as a physician with the health care system. if the end of this is, if the definition of success is they have their own health system and works as well as anybody could, given that amount of money, how or going to relate it to the government and how will the u.s. assistance program relate to the ngo program? to the ngo program? if you read the ghi report, there is a good description of what they did in bangladesh. you need to really work through this, i think. >> if i could ask a couple of things before we wrap up. africa has your doctors, fewer trained medical personnel than any other region and apparently continues to lose many of those who are trained to either north america or europe. i wonder how we can he
strengths such as the military or freedom of speech, what is a great strength that america has. people do not really think about the free market economy and think of it as a great thing about america. it is one of the great things about america. we decided to make that our topic. we were able to find a lot of our local small businesses that we were able to intervene. it worked out pretty much perfect from there. >> what did you learn from your interviews? >> and learned a lot about what it takes to start business. when we interviewed the business owners, we did not focus on the forms you have to fill out, but what you as a person has to go through to the a business owner. anybody can start a business if you have the appropriate determination and drive. what one person told us was most true. not everyone can start a business. it takes an incredible amount of determination, motivation. not everybody has that. >> you also mentioned the american dream. describe that. >> since america was founded, people from other countries have been traveling here to seek a better life. the american dream is
and chairman of one of america's most transformative companies. long after their own places in history were secure, both president bill clinton and bill gates made it their passion to write an impressive new chapter in an effort to solve some of the world's most pressing problems. fighting hiv/aids has long been on the top of that list, and during a polarizing era in american politics it has been the kind of bipartisan success story that defines our democracy at its best. back in 1999 and 2000 i was pleased to work with jesse helms, bill frist, and many partners from both sides of the aisle to pass comprehensive hiv/aids legislation that laid the foundation. today, thanks to these programs, over 2.4 million people are receiving treatment and nearly 350,000 babies of hiv-positive mothers have been born hiv free. that is a tremendous accomplishment, but it is still not enough. what is more, we have made great strides against malaria. this in turn has cut childhood mortality in some areas by as much as one-third. the global fund, where every american dollar is matched twice over, has prevented
america." [applause] the judges said that herpes took a different look at a part of afghanistan that is rarely seen. for women in remote northeastern afghanistan it is not just buy ied's that pose a challenge on a daily basis. it is also the simple act of giving life. >> far away, she has delivered her baby. the baby is dead. it is her second child to die of the same birth defect. outside, her mother breaks the sad news to the father, but the mood in the delivery room is not what you would expect. remember, so many women died giving birth that surviving itself is a triumph over the odds. take you for my life, she says. my life is more important. i will have a child again. [applause] >> hello. it is really wonderful to be here at the awards dinner of the radio and television correspondents. in my work, i do not often get to stay in places with 24 hours of electricity and all this running water. it is especially terrific because of these young girls, eva and nicole. sadly, christine could not be here. [applause] did your mother come? where is melaney? hello, melaney. [applause] ho
. america is at a critical pope of decision making. we are a nation at a crossroads. it is up to each of us to determine what kind of country we want to be. down one path is a democratic $1 trillion overhaul. a stimulus law that fails to meet expectations for job creation. the taxpayer-funded bailout for private companies. a cap and trade policy that will impose a massive energy tax upon all americans. all of these are costly policies that seize more control over the economy and our lives. the goal -- to remake america in the image of europe. but, take hope, down the other path is responsible, adult leadership, focused firmly on job creation and economic opportunity. we believe in a congress that will once again listen to the people and return america to the country they know and love. we believe in a limited, but effective government, that provides a safety net for those who need it most, but sets no limits on opportunity or achievement. we believe that it is not enough to just talk about ending government waste. you have to take action so that we can begin to be raised our deficits and fr
colonial times immigrants from around the globe have traveled to america to seek their fortunes. from the industrial revolution to the great depression the united states has had her share of ups and downs. yet whether she is experiencing a recession or an economic boom, america remains the land where opportunities are abundant and the entrepreneur thrived. >> what we really stumbled into, when i was in high school, i guess a senior, my business partner, danny, was a junior. we were in a band. he bought some screen print supply and we made our own frame, our own screen out of like, you know, just wood that we cut, stretched the mesh over it and just did everything really primitive. stretched over a piece of glass to hold it in place. it really kind of started getting into printing for other bands, you know, doing some stuff for the school just for fun. we realized, hey, we could do a business out of this. so we kind of asked my dad for a little mini loan and he gave it to us. we kind of went from there. >> i decided to open a gourmet pasta company because it's something i've done and h
the problem today. it is not america. it is an american. that is all that i have to say. thank you. [applause] >> i guess but we could take some questions if you like. >> man asked if either counsel wants to say something? >> -- may i ask either counsel wants to say something? >> good idea. do you want to chime in? >> i agree with the decision of the court. the thing that i found disturbing as an advocate was something that some of you alluded to which was the leaders of other issues that were there. -- the leaders of other issues that were there. -- of the layers -- of the layers the late -- the layers of other issues that were there. i was also grappling with this area. i eat due to see the tension in the doctrine, which is the enormously -- i do see the tension in the doctrine. this applies to matters. the evolution has different strands going different ways did you do have this very strong doctrine and did you have this concern for the politically marginal and disenfranchised alien. i really like your point about public health. it puts this on the back burner the immigrants are the people
america that the political landscape is about to shift? let me give you my thinking on this. what i think we see happening is a change of who we are. see, america is not a country that is based on an ethnic heritage. america is an ideal. you can go and be born in louisiana and move to italy -- i have lived there 50 years and you will never be italian. when my grandfather came to america from italy, he became an american. [applause] . founding documents. we hear a lot about founding documents. i am talking about different founding documents. the founding documents upon which our founding documents were based for the judeo- were based for the judeo- christian we are the people of western civilization founded upon the bible. we believe in the dignity of every human person because we are created in the image of god. we believe in the collective ability of free and virtuous people to do more for our society them a benevolent, authoritarian government in betwoinstowing rights upon us. [applause] we believe in free markets and free enterprise. we believe in power of the individual. we beli
're watching public affairs programming on c-span, created by america's cable-tv companies offered as a public service. in a few moment, president obama outlined his plans for nasa. after that, senator joe lieberman on a preliminary report. and later, a news conference with leaders of the tea party express from this year's congressional election. >> c-span, public affairs content available on television, radio, an online. the also connect with us on twitter, facebook, and youtube. >> president obama talked about the plan to cut back on planned missions to the moon, relying more on private companies to transport astronauts. he was at the kennedy space center and was introduced by senator bill nelson. this is 40 minutes. >> the man i am about to introduce is a patriot, a leader, and a visionary. he is also someone who knows the importance of america being a leader in science and technology through space exploration. he has been there, done that. he is a marine general, an aviator, a test pilot, flying more than 100 missions in vietnam. i have known him the better part of a quarter of a century.
and the people of the united states of america not president obama. the issues that i would like to work on are the issues that are before us now that i mentioned earlier. i would like to pass the fair tax. i think it will work. i would like health-care reform that would work. without forcing them to buy health care under the threat of a fine or going to jail. another thing i think that is important that is not being addressed is the board is security between the united states and mexico and our border security all around the country. it is a little disconcerting to mention. there were 17,000 murders in northern mexico and the last three years. that is scary. 650 kidnappings in arizona. something has to be some. >> i think our most immediate needs are to work on creating jobs in the united states and in arkansas. i would wear to eliminate the tax provision that action against american companies an incentive to move jobs overseas. replace those with tax credits so that we can create jobs here at home and said the more bailout for wall street. but put those funds into loans for arkansas sm
states. she didn't have to face the consequences of her reckless conduct while living in america. in 1996, evelyn was driving drunk in texas and fell asleep at the wheel and had a head-on collision. she had minor injuries, but in the collision, she killed her 18-year-old roommate and permanently paralyzed a third passenger. evelyn was indicted for intoxication manslaughter in texas and she was charged with a felony of drinking, driving and killing somebody. after posting bail, she and her parents snuck out of town and they headed backs to their home country of peru. mezick continues to live a lifestyle in peru without remorse or without reform. a few years ago, she put up a myspace page on the internet and posted pictures of herself drinking and partying with friends. she had a wild party, also drinking and partying with her girlfriends, complete with a male stripper and listed her favorite song. here is a photograph that she placed on the internet with some of her friends and she is the one with the drink, partying, having a good time, all the while escaping justice in texas for the crim
diversity in america. "washington journal" is next. . . our question for you this morning is about financial regulatory reform. do you think it will get bipartisan support? the lines are -- you can also e-mail up -- e-mail us at journal@c-span.org or twitter. senators will face a future -- crucial test vote on far reaching legislation to overhaul the nation's regulatory system. republicans said sunday they plan to block efforts to move forward unless democrats altered several elements. meanwhile, democrats and obama officials spent much of the day finalizing strict new rules to rein in the huge derivatives trade -- other coverage of that in "the washington times." republican leaders said yesterday their ranks are unified and determined to shoot down a key test vote today, potentially embarrassing scenario for democrats seeking to advance a major item of president obama's agenda. our question to you is, do you think bipartisan support will materialize today on the financial regulatory bill. and it's not today, because of differences between the parties -- do you think it will be different, pe
anthem. >> please be seated. i think you to the united states air force band mid- america from scott air force base in illinois, and to our neighbors and friends from tinker, illinois, for hosting our friends and guests. our city has certainly change in attitude and appearance. and during the last 15 years we have worked together with common resolve to defeat evil attack against us. we constructed this beautiful memorial and the compelling newseum to the ground of the attack. the rebuild heavily damaged box around the site. today, we continue our work building and even greater oklahoma city. now please welcome the mayor of oklahoma city, the cornet -- mick cornett. [applause] >> as john mentioned, april 19, 1995 began much like today. the temperature was seasonal, the sun came out, and then our lives were changed forever. ultimately, each of us, individually and collectively, have been faced with choices, the choice is between strength and the uncertainty, the choices of optimism and pessimism, the choice is between freedom and fear, choice is between moving forward and falling back. and
. the rest of the world is beginning to move. east asia is doing exceptionally well. even latin america -- brazil is doing well and the remainder of latin america is doing well. we are doing okay. the american and economy is accelerating faster / -- the american economy is accelerating faster. europe will have a major problem with the exchange rate and other problems. japan is coming back and everybody is coming back, but there are laggards. the problem is getting closer and closer to where the deflationary will be behind us and that the real issue of inflation begins to rise which, paul volcker said, you cannot have a system where you have large deficits, but very large expansion in the monetary base, and not altogether inflation. it has never happened. >> what can the fed to do about some of these long-range problems? >> it is mainly out of the hands of the federal reserve in the sense that these are very deep- seated, political, cultural problems. what bothers me specifically is that in recent months we are exhibiting an absolute inability to cut anything. the c-17 which is a great c
, was cutting people's taxes across america. we're also making investments in our infrastructure, from interstate highways to broadband networks. that not only creates private sector jobs, but is also creates the platform, a better environment, in which business can prosper. it's also what we did through the jobs bill that i signed into law just recently, a bill that cuts taxes for small businesses who hire unemployed workers, and that allows companies to write off investments in equipment, like some of the equipment that we just saw here today, and that encourages job creation by spurring investments in school renovation and clean energy projects and road construction -- all of which builds on the investments that we've put into place last year through the recovery act. so as a consequence of all these investments, we've promoted innovation in the private sector not just to create jobs, but also to help america lead in the growth industries of the 21st century. see, i want to improve the short-term jobs picture, but i also want to improve the long- term prospects for our economy. and
it was in this building that we were building a fan base. i still remember that day. it was a picture of what america is about. you have people from all different walks of life coming together. everybody was working hard. everybody knew there was a challenge coming. everybody was there because they figured if we were all working together then there was the reason why we cannot handle this. we had handled things before. that is the american spirit on display that is this theory -- spirit of quincy and illinois. it is good to be reminded that and come back to spend time with you. we spent some time in iowa and missouri and now back here. yay., misery. how about i attaci left? we are in illinois. over the last couple of days we have talked to workers who are busy building when a blaze for these wind turbines and by a few plants, family and small- business owners trying to navigate through tough economy and talk to farmers about what is happening. because it is folks like pawlenty live in towns like quincy and give america its heartbeat, that is why it is so important. if this sounds like this were worki
offensive arms. >> [speaking in russian and then translated] the president of the united states of america barack obama. and the president of the russian federation, dmitri medvedev, are signing the treaty between the united states of america and the russian federation on measures for the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms and the protocol to it. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] [applause] [applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. i am honored to be back in the czech republic with president medvedev and r chour czech host for this treaty. happy to be back in the beautiful city of prague. the czech republic is a close friend and ally of the united states. i have great admiration and affection for the czech people. their bond with the american people are deep and enduring. they have made great contributions to the united states over many decades, including in my hometown in chicago. i want to thank the president and all those involved in helping to host this extraordinary event. i want to
hoses. the harsh realities of being black in america were impossible to avoid. i came of age with the assassination of martin luther king. i got called nigger and i listen to white man called my mother girl. i sat in the back of the bus, attended a segregated school, i have in the, drank from, and relieve myself at the facilities reserved for people like me. and i suffered all of the psychological, if not physical, damage attendant on those experiences. from that perspective, my life is so much better, and the u.s. is a much better place. but, you know, my life is not the whole story. and i see that daily in the works that i used to provide educational opportunities for all children, especially low- income kids of color who have such a particularly difficult time breaking the cycle of under education and poverty that have haunted and help their families captive for generations after generation. today, these kids' lives looked little different from the lives of children half a century ago and more. they live under a cycle of poverty that the streets what they can be, what they
. this is important. i to say that to point out belly havthat we have some experience. america and on nutrition and providing cataract operations, a problem impacting the workforce in peru. we have done to 50,000 cataract services in peru. as a global initiative every year we try to raise health care money. we have raised $6.5 million to help improve access and child nutrition. in haiti, paul farmer at the un is going to try to do for haiti what we did in rwanda, build a whole system that the government can run. it is against this background that i want to say the following thing. i strongly support the global health initiative. and it is closely related to food security. i think the two things should be possible, supported hand in hand. i think the bill is well conceived. it focuses on developing systems in the 20 countries. it is the next logical step after what we have been doing. it focuses on reducing infectious diseases, increasing access to safe drinking water. it is user friendly. they want to have one place to treat everyone. this is a horrible struggle in many countries. there is an e
're here to discuss what i believe is america's single most pressing challenge. putting our fiscal house in order. america's accumulation of debt is a common danger and one that ought to engage the best efforts of liberals and queverts -- conservatives alike. because while all of us here have our own view of the prop proper role of government, facts do not have ideal zpwi. to a government that does nothing that pay for entitlement and interest to our creditors and an end to american leadership in the world. then -- on their book on the american crisis, they tell us that public debt exceeding 90% of g.t.p. is often a tipping point into a wrenching crisis, a point we are on pace to reach too soon. we only have to look at greece to see where the path we're on leads. we're here because we are committed to changing that course. getting america out of debt isn't the work of one president or one kong or one bill, or perhaps in this case, one decade. but i believe our work in kong must be about breaking a long pattern of fiscal irresponsibility and easy decisions. and putting america make on a m
will be in a better competitive posture going forward. when you look at all those things, i think yes, america will state a great country, but if we want to continue to be the force that we are today, we are going to have to change course and make tough choices. >> it is not really a matter of choice that we do something. it is either we could do something now in advance, our goal over a cliff eventually and wait to see. they will and have a good, legitimate debate about the size of the debt or the size of the deficit that countries should have. but the course we are on, by any definition, is unsustainable. some choices need to be made. that is unavoidable. >> david walker, you put forward a rubric of non-partisan solutions that would get bipartisan buy in. could you or others comment. the sea in criminal law hanging fruit for nonpartisan solutions, or trade-offs that speak to some of both sides best ideas in being a coalition to start putting those in place? the two easiest things to focus on would be statutory budget controls that would take effect after the economy is recovered and after un
weapons gunman -- nuclear weapons? what will happen to the status of america in the middle east if they have repeatedly said they will not allow iran to get nuclear weapons capability if they actually do get it? what happens then? >> i personally do not think economic and financial sanctions are going to be effective in deterring iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon route, and i also do not think diplomatic pressure will succeed. these measures might feel a thing is, but they will not necessarily change the -- might delay things, but they will not necessarily change things. my assessment is that iran wants a nuclear weapon for this regime wants a nuclear weapon, because they see it will guarantee the islamic republic and the kudos of having provided iran with the nuclear weapon. i also think iran sees a nuclear weapons in the way north korea sees it, which is a way of deterring the bullying of the world community and in particular the united states, so the more pressure iran finds itself under from the united states there is a grave danger it will only reinforce its determination
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